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Ambassadors enlisted to promote Lenten appeal


Project Compassion Sunday will be celebrated in all parishes on February 27 to mark the start of the annual Lenten campaign.

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This year all parishes are being asked to appoint a Caritas ambassador/s to promote the appeal at the local level.

The ambassadors will speak at Masses during Lent about Project Compassion and connect with schools in the parish to encourage them to register online for Caritas Conversations and use the Caritas Justice resources.

Caritas diocesan director, Tracey Tessitore said it was hoped that all Caritas ambassadors would be commissioned and given a badge at their parish’s Project Compassion Mass.

“Project Compassion can help to change the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people and we are so grateful that parishioners around the Archdiocese are putting up their hands and volunteering to be ambassadors for the appeal,” she said.

“Their efforts will really make a difference.”

Archbishop O’Regan will launch Project Compassion in schools at St Francis of Assisi School, Newton on Tuesday March 1.

This year’s theme for the campaign is ‘For all future generations’ and is taken from the scripture passage ‘When God gave his covenant to Noah and every living creature, for all future generations’.

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